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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Law Enforcement John Venegoni and his wife Laura caught up in Performance Auto Sales

Blogger Comments:  So far from a law enforcement standpoint we have Sheriff Ana Franklin, Steven Ziaja, and John and Laura Venegoni.  Treetrimmer isn't going to be happy.  So far we have found at least three of his buddies who are named in the Federal Complaint.  You guys got caught with yours hands in the cookie jar, or at least so it seems.  Now we know why you worked so hard to bash the whistleblowers, Mr. Knight, Mr. Jeffreys, and others.  

IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION IN RE: PRICEVILLE PARTNERS, LLC, ___________________________________ Stuart M. Maples, Trustee for PRICEVILLE PARTNERS, LCC, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN VENEGONI AND LAURA VENEGONI, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. 16-80675-CRJ11 ADVERSARY CASE NO. ____________ COMPLAINT COMES NOW the plaintiff Stuart M. Maples, Trustee for Priceville Partners, LLC ("Trustee"), and files this Complaint to recover Estate funds wrongfully paid or transferred to the defendants, John Venegoni and Laura Venegoni. Trustee states his grounds as follows: PARTIES 1. Priceville Partners, LLC (“Debtor”), is a debtor in this Court having filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition on March 4, 2016. 2. Upon information and belief, John Venegoni is a resident of Alabama and is over the age of nineteen (19). 3. Upon information and belief, Laura Venegoni is a resident of Alabama and is over the age of nineteen (19). Case 16-80675-CRJ11 Doc 454 Filed 03/01/18 Entered 03/01/18 10:34:41 Desc Main Document Page 1 of 5 JURISDICTION 4. This adversary proceeding is commenced pursuant to Rule 7001(1) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. 5. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1334. 6. Venue is proper pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409 as this is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2)(A), (E) and (O). FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS 7. From June 2013 to February 2016, Gregory R. Steenson (“Steenson”) owned a 40% membership interest in Priceville Partners, LLC (“Debtor”), and essentially served as its General Manager for sales and related operations. In his capacity as such, Steenson had access to checks of Debtor, collected money for deposit into the banking account(s) of Debtor, and was authorized to use the credit card of Debtor for company purposes. Steenson, however, was never authorized to utilize assets of the Debtor for his personal benefit. 8. Steenson expanded the business of Debtor to open a Title Mart in Chelsea, Alabama. 9. John Venegoni and Laura Venegoni operated the Title Mart in Chelsea. 10. Between July 2015 and November 2015, Steenson paid John Venegoni $10,050.00 from Priceville Partners, LLC's operating account. 11. Between September 2015 and December 2015, Steenson paid Laura Venegoni $9,774.95 from Priceville Partners, LLC's operating account. 12. Upon information and belief, these monies paid to Defendants from Debtor’s former manager, Gregory Steenson, represent either satisfaction or partial satisfaction of a personal obligation owed by Gregory Steenson to Defendants. Case 16-80675-CRJ11 Doc 454 Filed 03/01/18 Entered 03/01/18 10:34:41 Desc Main Document Page 2 of 5 13. At the time of said payments, Debtor did not owe a debt to Defendants, and Debtor received nothing in exchange for the payments. Debtor obtained no benefit from payments by Steenson to Defendant as payment for his personal obligation. 14. Steenson had no legitimate business purpose for paying Defendants, and that act was outside the scope of his authority as manager of the Debtor. 15. To date no money as identified herein has been returned to Debtor. COUNT ONE UNJUST ENRICHMENT 16. Trustee re-alleges and incorporates all the preceding paragraphs as if fully set out herein. 17. Debtor received no benefit in exchange for the payments, and Defendants were unjustly enriched by those payment. 18. Defendants are due to return the money described hereinabove to the Estate. To date, the money has not been returned to the Estate. WHEREFORE, Trustee prays for a judgment in favor of the Estate and against Defendants ordering Defendants to return the money in question in the amount of $19,824.95 to the Estate. Trustee requests such other, further or different relief to which it may be entitled, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, costs, interest, and damages as the Court deems just and proper. COUNT TWO FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS UNDER 11 U.S.C. § 548(a)(1)(B)(i)-(iv) 19. Trustee re-alleges and incorporates all the preceding paragraphs as if fully set out herein. Case 16-80675-CRJ11 Doc 454 Filed 03/01/18 Entered 03/01/18 10:34:41 Desc Main Document Page 3 of 5 20. Debtor received less than a reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the withdrawal of money from Debtor and payment of money to Defendant, which transfer was fraudulent under § 548(a)(1)(B)(i)-(iv) and without benefit to the Estate. 21. The transfer of the money was made while the Debtor was insolvent or contributed to Debtor’s insolvency. 22. The transfer of the money was made within two years before the date of filing the petition. 23. Defendants owe the Estate $19,824.95 as a result of this fraudulent transfer and Defendants have not returned it to the Estate. WHEREFORE, Trustee demands judgment against Defendants ordering the return of the money identified herein. Trustee requests such other, further or different relief to which it may be entitled, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, costs, interest, and damages as the Court deems just and proper. COUNT THREE MONEY HAD AND RECEIVED 24. Trustee re-alleges and incorporates all the preceding paragraphs as if fully set out herein. 25. Defendants owe the Estate $19,824.95 because of money taken from the Estate and paid to Defendants with no benefit to the Estate. 26. Defendants hold money which in equity and good conscience belongs to the Estate and have not returned said money to the Estate. WHEREFORE, Trustee prays for a judgment in favor of the Estate and against Defendants in the amount of $19,824.95. Trustee requests such other, further, or different relief to which it Case 16-80675-CRJ11 Doc 454 Filed 03/01/18 Entered 03/01/18 10:34:41 Desc Main Document Page 4 of 5 may be entitled, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, costs, interest, and damages as the Court deems just and proper. /s/ Stuart M. Maples STUART M. MAPLES MAPLES LAW FIRM, PC 200 Clinton Avenue West, Suite 1000 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 (256) 489-9779 – Telephone (256) 489-9720 – Facsimile smaples@mapleslawfirmpc.com DEFENDANTS TO BE SERVED AT THE FOLLOWING: John Venegoni 130 Hackberry Circle Chelsea, Alabama 35043 Laura Venegoni 130 Hackberry Circle Chelsea, Alabama 35043 Case 16-80675-CRJ11 Doc 454 Filed 03/01/18 Entered 03/01/18 10:34:41 Desc Main Document Page 5 of 5

11 comments:

  1. This is getting good, I can't wait to read the filings against the Jeffreys'!!

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  2. Blake shut the heck up. Damn man you are next. Your dumb ass can’t even post as anonymous without reviling who you are.

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  3. Reviling...and I'm the dumb ass? I really doubt Blake, Barney, or anyone else involved in this situation posts on here. No upside for them to get down on your level.

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    1. But it’s okay for YOU to get down on this level? That dorsn’t make any sense.

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    2. No.Guns.For.NanaMarch 3, 2018 at 6:24 PM

      Absolutely. I like wallowing around with Glenda and her filthy useful idiots on this blog. It's a hobby of mine.

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    3. I'm certainly not the only one on here that "dorsn't" make any sense.

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  4. Useful idiots? Is that not an oxymoron?

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    1. Pill.Poppin.NanaMarch 3, 2018 at 6:28 PM

      Not at all. If you happen to have an idiot that can advance your agenda... they're quite useful.

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  5. Ohhhhh...you mean like Blake and Bones. Gotcha!

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  6. Get a grip guys. Let Barney teach you how to lie your ass off. Take deep breaths and relax. Barney has your back.

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  7. Shoebox Barney has his box running empty of all the lies he has told everyone. Who was on top Ana or Barney? Who held the reins? They both are in trouble and know it. Wonder how adversely Barney’s law partners will be affect by Barney’s demise? Barney can’t cover them all? When it comes to criminal will the county still be paying these guys legal defense? I am sure the legal defense paid by the county far exceeds what Bankruptcy lawyers will recover and when they do get paid it will be more taxpayer money paying that. Put them in jail.

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